Reading: Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book Sections 7-8

These sections provide examples of home plans of various sizes and contexts that offer varying levels of access, and an appendix containing an annotated version of the ANSI Visitability standards and detailed construction drawings for selected inclusive entry conditions.

Please read Sections 7 & 8 prior to completing this unit’s project.

Recommended: Complete this reading and associated test within the first 10 days of this course.

Chapter 7: Design for Social Participation

Chapter 7 looks at the last of the three underlying knowledge bases for universal design practice: Design for Social Participation. It discusses the importance of social participation in universal design and some ways in which design can address social participation goals.

Steinfeld, E., and Maisel, J. 2012. “Chapter 7: Design for Social Participation” in Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (pp. 159-186). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recommended: Complete this reading and associated test within the first week of this course.

Chapter 6: Design for Health and Wellness

Chapter 6 looks at one of the three underlying knowledge bases for universal design practice: Design for Health and Wellness. It focuses on identifying the health and wellness issues of concern, identifying priorities for action, and describing how universal design can be used as a tool in public health.

Steinfeld, E., and Maisel, J. 2012. “Chapter 6: Design for Health and Wellness” in Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (pp. 137-158). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

As per the notice on the registration website, the book was required to be purchased and in your possession prior to course enrollment; however, the e-book can also be purchased now at this link.

Recommended: Complete this reading and associated test within the first 1-2 days of this course.

Reading: Chapter 5: Design for Human Performance: Anthropometry

The primary reading for this course is Chapter 5 in the textbook. Read pages 95-103, stopping at the Biomechanics heading. Save pages 103-132 for later.

Steinfeld, E., and Maisel, J. 2012. “Chapter 5: Design for Human Performance” in Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (pp. 95-108). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

As per the notice on the website, the book was required to be purchased and in your possession prior to course enrollment; however, the e-book can also be purchased now at this link.

Recommended: Complete this reading and associated test within the first week of this course.

Reading: Chapter 5: Design for Human Performance: Perception

Continue reading Chapter 5, from Perception to the Cognition heading (pages 108-119). Save the remaining portion of the chapter for later.

Steinfeld, E., and Maisel, J. 2012. “Chapter 5: Design for Human Performance” in Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (pp. 108-119). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Recommended: Complete this reading and associated test within the third week of this course.